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THE NSA SPYING MESS: FRANCE AND GERMANY TO RENOGOTIATE STANDARDS AND ...

In last Thusday's News and Views from the Nefarium, I pointed out that the recent NSA spying scandal or the Edward Snowden Affair had spread to spying on the Germany's Chancellorin Angela Merkel, who had apparently called President Obama and used some of the most direct and harsh words between leaders of the two countries since World War Two. Indeed, the whole episode indicates what a farce the post-Cold War world of geopolitics has become.

In traditional reckoning of the nuclear states, we have, for example, the thermonuclear states(the big boys with the H-bombs), the nuclear states (the boys with a-bombs), and the non-weaponized nuclear states(countries with all the infrastructure to make h-bombs and a-bombs), and then, everyone else. But I suggest new categories that should clarify the circus a bit, and put the whole NSA spying thing into its proper financial and thermonuclear context. We should have the following categories: (1) "We can build thermonukes but were pretending we don't want to, so we'll build them for other people" states (Germany); (2) "We can build them but we don't want to so we'll let others (Germany) do it for us (France)"; (3) "We can build them but we're pretending we're not"(Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Israel); (4) "We can build them and it's no one's bloody business how many we have"(the United Kingdom); (5) "We really want to build them but we're pretending we don't want to," (Iran), (6) "We've built a few but they don't really work so great" (North Korea), (7) "We can build them, but categorically deny we want to or that we've sold the technologies to do so to anyone else" (Spain, Italy, Sweden et al) and finally, (8) "We've built so many we don't know where all of them are, but we're watching garage sales very closely" (the USA and Russia).  Now in this context, I contend that it's a very bad idea for the USA to go spying on its allies in Europe, for the very simple and obvious reason that pissing off countries in categories (1), (2), (4) and (7) is geopolitical insanity.

On the serious side, however, this is not far from the mark. In last Thursday's News and Views I suggested that one should watch for further signs of growing geopolitical realignment in the wake of the USA's government shutdown fiasco and the NSA spying scandal. My point, which may have been obscured by the time constraints imposed, was that, while it is realistic to expect a certain amount of spying on each other even among allies (I mean, c'mon folks, do we really believe the French, the British, the Germans, the Italians, the Spanish, don't spy on the USA, or each other?), something about the NSA spying scandal "crossed the line" for the Germans, and I contended that it was the financial implications, as evident in the European Parliament's resolution to restrict American access to the SWIFT clearing house data bank in Brussels. In that respect, I suggested one look for growing, though slow and long term, signs that Europe would gradually decouple itself from the USA.

No sooner said, than done, for now the reports are coming out of Europe that Germany's Merkel and France's Hollande both want to renegotiate the limits of American access to European databank networks. As I pointed out in last Thursday's News and Views, this comes quickly on the heels of the BRICSA nations announcing they have completed the backbone of their independent internet:

BRICS Countries Build New Internet to Avoid NSA Spying

The map in the above referenced article is suggestive, for it is indicative of what is really happening: North America is being "walled off" by a growing bloc of countries profoundly disatisfied with Washington's "irresponsibility." And please note, I am paraphrasing the words of the recent op-ed piece from China's Xinghua News Agency, which carefully targeted the irresponsibility of Washington, but left out any reference to the American people.  The map thus suggests how crucial Europe now is to a shrinking coefficient of influence America has, and thus, Europe is going to start playing - if not hard ball - then at least, harder ball.  The recent announcements of French and German efforts to renegotiate the limits of US spying cannot be ignored. They are, after all, the two most powerful nations in Europe.

But I suspect that this portends other long term developments, which we can expect to come in form of "renegotiations" of a lower American military presence in Europe (particularly in Germany).  And that will be when the rubber hits the road, for American bases in that country and elsewhere in Europe form a crucial component of the American empire.  And maintaining them, and that empire, requires sustaining the dollar's status as world reserve currency. And that in turn, in the modern age, requires the massive electronic spying - the "ultimate insider trading mechanism" - be sustained.  The cost of maintaining those bases may be high. Germany already hasLuftwaffe base in the USA, and Europe may even go so far as to demand a higher presence of such bases in North America as a result. Radical? yes. Likely? no... but nonetheless, the financial strength of the USA is under assault, and Europe knows it. But watch for increased demands from China and Russia for greater roles in the IMF (International Monetary Fraud), the World Bank, and other Mafia-like institutions of international finance. And, we can now expect that they will invite greater European participation in their own development bank.

So, like it or not, Europe and the USA are now locked in a very long, and intricate, geopolitical dance  as their long term interests are clearly diverging. Zbgnw Brzznsk's recent efforts to increase trade between the USA and Europe are testament to the fact that the North American oligarchs are worried, very worried. For its part, the USA has to sustain that dance until, at least, a retrenchment and shoring up of the North American power base is complete, something I've been maintaining since 2008. That retrenching can only be done by preventing capital flight (the recent JP Morgan clampdown on wire transfers over $50,000 yet another testament to what's going on), and bringing manufacturing back to the North American continent. Otherwise, the USA has nothing to export except "services" and war.

And that hasn't worked out so well.

See you on the flip side.

 

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “ THE NSA SPYING MESS: FRANCE AND GERMANY TO RENOGOTIATE STANDARDS AND ...”

  1. Robert Barricklow

    Just recieved The Financial Vipers of Venice and it is even beyond my high octane expectionss. On page 20 and reading about how just one aspect, in social space between the alliance of Yahism and financial practices, can induce an insecure individual, convinced that only wealth and power can give him a sense of security. As I’am a full-frontal fan of the black novel – that shows the world is something quite different and much harder that what we in ignorance and denial go on insisting it is – this work compliments and satisfies my thirst for balance. The black novelists’s characters forever step from rented rooms and wretched tenements into the psychic weather outside their front doors, where everything & everyone has been flattened by the pitiless rain that falls from the souls of those people accepting & practicing –
    the pathological pointless policies of the filthy financial vipers.
    “They” have to get to you in the end … otherwise there would be no end to their pointlessness.

    For myself, reading the Financial Vipers of Venice is an aged by nature[in the Bruno sense] antidote of high-calibre acumen.

    Back to 21…

    1. “On page 20 and reading about how just one aspect, in social space between the alliance of Yahism and financial practices, can induce an insecure individual, convinced that only wealth and power can give him a sense of security.”
      spoiler, but sounds exciting..
      Basically, the banksters think they are ‘gods’ because of their wealth and power to do what, tormenting and mass murdering people? What kind of ‘god’ does that? The angry and bloodthirsty ‘god’ from the Old Testament? Even if “Satan” doesn’t exist as an entity, these psychopaths surely are the embodiment of ‘evil’.

      1. Robert Barricklow

        A good place to start to understand black novel, that ties in with the suject at hand, is
        Bank of the Black Sheep by Robert Lewis.
        Although my brief descrition above attempts to broadbrush stroke it; there’s nothing the genuine black novel itself.
        Well there is sometning better, and that’s The Financial Vipers of Venice.
        Read both.

        (By the way, your posts continue to enlighten me, in the best sense of the word.)

          1. Robert Barricklow

            You can consume it, but don’t know it.
            And that seems to be synchronis with today, as I just read Harper’s new article by Nathanial Rich, where the first rule of recruitment/is that the recruit must never suspect he or she is being recruited. So it is, that the information being consumed is of a stealth nature, it’s purpose is to be consumed without critcal thought.
            That leaves you out jedi; although, as the saying goes – the dark forces do have more tricks up their sleeves, than Horatio or I could ever imagine, let alone, even dream of.

            Thanks for the videos. There very good.

          2. Thats known as shilling, a ancient technique. Works very well in many fields. Come to think of it, the educational system.

            The sword of damocles comes to mind for some reason. I met a oracle once, a blind women, while I was in south africa.

            interestingly the word mystery is mentioned 21 times in the NT. The definition of mystery, is making secret non important facts.

            Thanks again.

          3. Robert Barricklow

            Your just not just whitling dixie:
            Secret Non-Important Jibberish, with an
            Alice In Wonderland Non-Sense Spin, Dressed-Up in Orwellian Humor.

  2. Why do countries have military bases in other countries? I mean who’s going to invade who here. The amount of money that countries spend on defense and intelligence is just outrageous.

    Why does Germany have a base in the US? go figure, but the latest snooping issue with Ms. Merkel is leaving a nasty taste in her mouth and something has to give and I wouldn’t be surprised if very quietly military bases are made redundant in some countries.

    As far as the US is concerned, their financial situation begs cuts in spending, and we will see “where” they are going to cut spending in January when the debt limit goes front page once more.

  3. making a nuclear bomb isnt that hard.

    knowing that, then it becomes a game of theater.

    unfortunately, when animals think it is all real, the problems start.

  4. (9) “We can build them, but our Occult social engineers are really just interested in mining and marketing the necessary ingredients from the Periodic Table” (Canada)

    Historically speaking, the NSA has been very welcome in the Capital city of Ottawa and any of the Bron[F]man family estates around the country. The government still has yet to ‘inform’ the rest of Canada about this however.

    I bet the PM is $hitting his pants thinking about having to choose between joining a BRICSA-Euro Arrangement (ostensibly for the advancement of all humanity) vs a Retrenchment of Ties with the U.S.A. and a newly vitalized National Space Defense Economy meme replete with 3D Printing technologies that will swell the ranks of the robotics-built job market [insert sarcastic face here].

  5. already knowing what kind of satelite technology is already out there able to record anyone’s conversations in their own rooms or walk in the woods, are we all to believe Merkel’s (or anyone else’s) cell phone conversations were a priority?- hardly- it’s all MSM political theater

    “the whole episode indicates what a farce the post-Cold War world of geopolitics has become”- exactly- everyone spies on everybody else- but former East Germany was nothing more than a testing ground to see if “spying on everyone else” would work-

    yep, it worked- bigtime-

    50% of East German citizens spied on each other (recall the name STASI?) and their own complicity led to their own demise of each other- well, until the veil (wall) was lifted under the adm. of Helmut Kohl (the most corrupt post-war German politician) and the alleged “suicide” of his wife Hannelore due to a “sun allergy”- right- official story sucks canal water- give us a break)- then throw in the name Franz-Josef Strauss (Bavaria’s Minister President at the time) for more spice in the soup-

    now we’re seeing this on a much larger international scale in our so-called ‘democracies’ a repeat of former communist East Germany!-

    and we all here in the West live in ‘democracies’?- no way- same shit, different day- people must finally wake up and realise that all political systems on this planet are controled by a hidden hand- is BRICSA really a choice?- I really hope so but if not I hope the scam will come to light soon- I hope and pray-

    Larry in Germany- stay well all

    1. Robert Barricklow

      I sometimes think “they” go back stage and change masks.

      Hey I want to be bad.
      Good, I want to where the white hat now, instead of black.

      The grey hats arrange the staged changeover.

  6. Merkel didn’t object to much to NSA spying on German citizens+businesses etc, she only got angry when she found out she was included in that spying. A similar thing is true of France.

    Not so much Brazil.

    So Merkel reads like Louis from the movie Casablanca saying: “I’m shocked discover there’s gambling going on here”, as he collects his roulette table winnings.

    I think it’s a FoxNews mis-characterization to say Iran really wants to build nuclear weapons. Iran would like to avoid being invaded, so probably wants to master the techniques and leave it at that.

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